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CHD linked to osteoporosis in older adults

July 2, 2015

Older adults with a history of coronary heart disease have a substantially lower cortical volumetric bone mineral density at the distal radius, putting them at risk for fracture, according to research in Osteoporosis International.

Using high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) in a population-based study to measure bone geometry, density and microstructure in adults with and without a history of CHD, researchers also found the lower cortical volumetric BMD measurements were more prominent in women with heart disease than men.

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Low vitamin D may lead to poor outcomes, infections in patients with cirrhosis

June 30, 2015
Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels were found to be associated with advanced liver disease, poor outcomes and infectious complications in patients with cirrhosis…
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No seasonal variation in 25-(OH)D levels found for primary hyperparathyroidism

June 30, 2015
Primary hyperparathyroidism disease severity and seasonal variation in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were not apparent in the northeastern United States, according to…
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Combined weight loss, vitamin D reduces inflammation in cancer

June 30, 2015
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplementation has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone in postmenopausal women, according to…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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VIDEO: New advances in bone biology related to energetics of the skeleton

March 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Clifford J. Rosen, MD, of Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough, Maine, discusses…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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CHD linked to osteoporosis in older adults

July 2, 2015
Older adults with a history of coronary heart disease have a substantially lower cortical volumetric bone mineral density at the distal radius…
In the Journals

Low vitamin D may lead to poor outcomes, infections in patients with cirrhosis

June 30, 2015
Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels were found to be associated with advanced liver disease, poor outcomes and infectious complications in patients with…
In the Journals

No seasonal variation in 25-(OH)D levels found for primary hyperparathyroidism

June 30, 2015
Primary hyperparathyroidism disease severity and seasonal variation in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were not apparent in the northeastern United…
Catherine Duggan In the Journals

Combined weight loss, vitamin D reduces inflammation in cancer

June 30, 2015
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplementation has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone in postmenopausal…
Catherine Gordon In the Journals

Trabecular bone scores reveal weaker bone structure in girls with anorexia nervosa

June 26, 2015
Trabecular bone score derived from DXA measurements revealed evidence of degraded bone structure in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa…
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Bone, muscle mass reduced in women with anorexia nervosa

June 24, 2015
Women in long-term recovery from anorexia nervosa show reduced bone strength and muscle force, according to research in The Journal of Clinical
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Hyponatremia increases risk for osteoporosis, fragility fracture

June 23, 2015
Recent and sustained hyponatremia, even when mild, can increase the risk for both osteoporosis and fragility fracture, according to research in…
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Current vitamin D recommendations for children may be inadequate

June 23, 2015
Most children with vitamin D deficiency who received daily supplements still failed to reach the recommended concentration of 30 ng/mL after 6…
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GLP-1 receptor agonists prevent bone loss associated with weight reduction

June 19, 2015
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists such as Saxenda can prevent bone loss that is often tied to major weight loss, potentially reducing the…
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Bisphosphonate use drops after media reports of safety concerns

June 18, 2015
Media reports calling into question the safety of bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis led to a sharp drop in use of the drug between 2008 and 2012…
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